Newcastle Steelworks Site Remediation

Keeping our Environment Clean

Hunter Development Corporation
Planning and Environment

Newcastle Steelworks Site Remediation - Keeping our Environment Clean recipientsA team of dedicated professionals at Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) has addressed the historical legacy of land contamination at the former Steelworks at Mayfield and Kooragang Island, Newcastle. Decades of steelmaking has left both sites with serious industrial contamination requiring remediation over hundreds of hectares of land alongside RAMSAR-listed wetlands and the Hunter River. The HDC team coordinated a complex suite of geotechnical, geochemical and environmental risks in conjunction with key community, industry and government stakeholder inputs. This resulted in the design of sophisticated environmental blueprints and their successful implementation on a massive scale in order to protect the environment and the community into the future. Their efforts have protected threatened species and won engineering awards along the way.